Since time immemorial, the history of the Okanagan began, long before the arrival of the Europeans. We are the Syilx-speaking people – the original inhabitants of a vast and beautiful territory that encompasses forests, grasslands, lakes and desert. For thousands of years, the Okanagan people were self-reliant and well provided for through their own ingenuity and use of the land and nature. We lived united as a nation with a whole economy, travelling the breadth and depth of our territory, hunting and fishing, growing and harvesting, crafting and trading to meet our needs.
Nhailsentem i? Smamim?tet
“Honoring Our Women”
OUTMA SQUILX’W CULTURAL SCHOOL | PENTICTON, BC
July 22 -23, 2015
June 3, 2015
The Okanagan Nation Chiefs Executive Council acknowledges and honors the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) for their long, grueling work of listening to the compelling stories of the Residential School survivors. We sincerely hope that moving forward,…
May 27, 2015
West Kelowna, British Columbia, Okanagan Nation Territory: Tomorrow, May 28th 2015, at the University of British Columbia over 200 health care providers and First Nation community members will gather to participate in a Cultural Safety Symposium.
On May 20th, 2015, members of the Okanagan Nation and surrounding schools will come together to partake in a ceremony, so the Kł cp̓əlk̓ stim̓ will continue to take place, and the sockeye will always return…